“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” 2:1-4
Peter declared his confidence in Christ when people began to say that those who were speaking in tongues were just drunk and he gave a sermon that day about what his knowledge of Christ and what he had witnessed. Through Peter’s sermon three thousand souls were added to the kingdom that day. Those people continued to devote themselves to Christ daily by teaching, praying, and being in fellowship, and the Lord added to the number of those being saved daily.
If a genie came up to me right now, at this very moment and gave me one wish I would wish to go back to this time without a doubt. I would love to be a part of the crowd that was first filled with the Holy Spirit or even the crowd that was saved by Peter’s sermon. I just wish I could be there and witness it and be a part of it all. Just a small thought there! 🙂
When Peter and John went before the council and were told that they could no long speak or teach of Jesus the first thing they did when they were let go was pray for boldness – “do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are preformed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 4:27-30 Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.
The disciples continued to preach and teach the word of God, and even when they were arrested and imprisoned again an angel set them free to continue to preach.
That is all for today’s devo, I hope I didn’t overwhelm you with two post in one day! Be so bold friends, I love you all so much! Until next time 🙂